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The medical name for chest pain occurring when your heart does not receive enough oxygen-rich blood is angina. The disorder is usually caused by an underlying heart condition, such as coronary artery disease. Treatment for angina focuses on addressing the underlying cause and relieving chest pain.
Looking for a cardiologist that can provide personalized angina treatment in Central California? Discuss your options with a Dignity Health Central California doctor. Use our Find a Doctor tool to choose a well-qualified cardiovascular specialist near you.
Available treatments for angina symptoms include medications, medical procedures, and lifestyle changes. Your doctor may recommend one or more of the following:
A combination of treatments may be needed to achieve best results.
Lifestyle changes are a first-line treatment for angina. In some cases, a few adjustments to your diet and exercise regimen may be all that is needed to relieve your symptoms. Your doctor will discuss the specific changes that can make the most difference for you.
However, if your angina is severe or moderate and you experience chest pain regularly, other options will need to be considered. Your Dignity Health Central California doctor will recommend a treatment plan based on your overall health, the regularity and severity of your angina episodes, and the severity of your underlying heart condition.
The best way to prevent episodes of angina is to successfully treat the underlying condition that causes them. You can also adopt a healthier lifestyle. Consider the following recommendations to minimize your risk of angina:
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Dignity Health Central California delivers high-quality care, including expert angina treatment, in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.